Joint RCVS and VSC news Following the Veterinary Schools Council’s inaugural survey of veterinary employers in 2017, the veterinary schools have now joined forces with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to launch a new survey for employers of recent graduates. This joint survey will continue to give employers a means of providing their […]
Following the Veterinary Schools Council’s inaugural survey of veterinary employers in 2017, the veterinary schools have now joined forces with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to launch a new survey for employers of recent graduates. This joint survey will continue to give employers a means of providing their insights on recent graduates from […]
The Veterinary Schools Council has launched the VSC Research Mentoring Scheme, a means of connecting early veterinary researchers with mentors who can offer guidance and support. The scheme seeks to address the lack of a mentorship programme dedicated to research in the veterinary profession. We hope it will be of value to veterinarians interested in […]
The 2019 QS World University Rankings have placed Veterinary Schools Council members among the very best vet schools in the world. Five of the top ten ranked veterinary schools are members, including the new top-ranked veterinary school, the Royal Veterinary College. Previously this was Cornell University. The rankings are determined through academic and employer surveys […]
If you are a veterinary student with an idea for a research project on improving animal welfare standards, the Animal Welfare Foundation has now opened its Student Research Grants for application.
This week, VetEd 2018 will take place in Utrech. Veterinary educators from across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands are travelling there to take part in the fantastic programme, including discussion on programmatic assessment and the complexities of curriculum change. The conference is kindly hosted by VSC associate member Utrecht University. Places are fully booked, […]
The Association of Veterinary Students is offering five £200 grants per year to assist with the cost of extra-mural studies, in association with VDS training. This represents a valuable contribution to the grants available for students embarking on this vital stage of their training. To learn more, see the Association of Veterinary Students website.
Veterinary schools have produced the first guide to UK veterinary degrees which contains information directly from admissions staff at each veterinary school. In the guide they lay out the entry requirements, weightings and competition ratios, alongside information on interviews and widening participation initiatives. In addition, they each make the case for their university as a […]
The Veterinary Schools Council has issued a statement regarding the rejection of enshrining animal sentience in law following withdrawal from the European Union. The statement is as follows: Sentience is the ability of an animal to experience feelings such as pain and pleasure. The topic of sentience is embedded in the curricula of UK and other […]
Veterinary employers have responded to the first joint survey of graduates from veterinary schools in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. They praised graduates’ competencies in key areas of work while highlighting aspects where improvement can be made. Respondents rated their most recent graduate on a range of different competencies using an on-line survey and […]